Chilled Yogurt and Cucumber Soup (Cacik)

Chilled Yogurt And Cucumber Soup (cacik) Recipe

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Similar to Greek tzatziki, but thinned down and presented as a cool soup for a hot day.


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2 Hr 25 Min


  • 2 small
    cucumbers, peeled
  • ·
  • 3 c
    plain yogurt
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh dill, finely chopped (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    ice water
  • ·
    ground white pepper, to taste
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    thin slices cucumber, for garnish
  • ·
    mint sprigs, for garnish

How to Make Chilled Yogurt and Cucumber Soup (Cacik)


  1. Remove seeds from cucumbers, if they are large, otherwise leave the small seeds. Shred the cucumber and mix in about a teaspoon of salt. Let stand in colander for 20 minutes to drain.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and add yogurt, garlic, mint, dill and oil. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  3. Just before serving add enough ice water to thin soup to desired consistency. Season with salt and paper to taste.
  4. Serve in small bowls or cups and garnish with cucumber slices and mint sprigs.

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About Chilled Yogurt and Cucumber Soup (Cacik)

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Middle Eastern

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